Faber-Castell Black Edition Colouring Pencils are an excellent choice for artists of all ages and offer a colour-rich experience. They contain special soft-leads, which can be used on dark, medium or light coloured art papers and card stock. This provides a great opportunity to experiment with your technique and colouring style. This pack contains thirty-six individual colours, providing you with unlimited possibilities for the types of projects you could design and illustrate.
Each pencil is expertly produced as Carbon-Neutral from FSC Approved wood, protecting both the forests and the environment. They have a cylindrical design with a bold black lacquer finish and colour coded tops. They contain specially designed leads, which are colour-rich and suitable for use on all kinds of paper and card stock. They can be used for colouring pre-made designs, such as those you can find in colouring books, or you can use them to create your very own illustrations.
When using these pencils to colour on dark papers, we recommend first sketching your design with a standard HB pencil. This allows you to adapt the foundation of your illustration before committing to your colour palette. This is a technique used by professional artists who specialise in realism and is a great way to work. Lots of artists also like to use 'Kraft' paper for this type of colouring pencil, which is light brown and makes layered colours pop! The paper is also often 100% recycled and another great choice for those who are conscious of their impact on the environment.